The deadline is here to get your pistol permit re-registered.There are some new rules that are now in effect for 2018 for those that have a pistol permit.


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It takes just a matter of minutes to re-certify online for your New York Permit. There are a few things you'll have to have ready. Make sure you have your current license handy. If by chance your license is old an tattered, make sure you have all of the information from you pistols and revolvers handy as well as your drivers license.

According to the NYS website:

Pistol Permit Recertification

If your permit was issued before January 15, 2013, the deadline to submit your recertification is January 31, 2018. If your permit was issued on or after January 15, 2013, the deadline to recertify is five years after the date the permit was issued. As a permit holder, it is your responsibility to recertify your permit whether you receive a notification letter or not.

Obviously thre will be those that either couldn't get to the office to recertify or just have run out of time. In  such a case, the NYS authorities say that,

 We do not set policy for local law enforcement, but can confirm that the State Police will not take criminal enforcement action against individuals who have unknowingly failed to recertify.

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